Abhinav Mehrotra is working as Assistant Lecturer at Jindal Global Law School, O. P. Jindal Global University. Previously, he has studied LL.M. at the University of Leeds, UK specialising in International Human Rights Law.
It’s going to be an interesting journey reading how he looks at the smallest things of life and the few principles he follows.
Why legal academics ?
The reason why I chose legal academics is the opportunity that it offers to help students and have a positive impact on them . Moreover, the freedom it offers to choose areas of research and the University environment makes it easy to collaborate and learn from experts as well as your peers. The best part is that through academics one tackles bigger problems that can have lasting impact .
What fascinates you to teach law?
Teaching law fascinates me not only because it produces legal scholarship but the search for unaddressed answers and working towards finding their solutions . Furthermore, the opportunity to discuss your ideas with others and listening to new perspectives is something which makes a career in law teaching both rewarding and satisfying.
How do you define “freedom” ?
Freedom is something which I understand from the quote “man is born free, but he is everywhere in chains”. Thus, when something which allows you to reaching your potential for which sky is the limit is what I define freedom as.
One thing that you are most scared of ?
The thing which scares me is not being able to give my 100 percent because it is only my efforts that I have control over so it helps me to remain focused.
That one thing and person you cannot survive without and why ?
The thing which I cannot survive without is my laptop because given the situation where everything is online so the laptop acts as a medium to connect with the outside world. With regard to a person, I would say that each and everyone that I encounter and learn from is important for me.